The monumental cathedral of Saint Nicholas was begun in the late 1670s as the centrepiece of the recatholicization of Bohemia following the Thirty Years’ War. In 1702 the great Prague architect Kryštof Dientzenhofer took over the project, finishing...
Prague Vitruvius is your desktop and mobile guide to the architectural heritage of the Czech capital. It also provides a starting point for an exploration of the wider European artistic legacy.
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